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Up Close – MESSI16+ Pureagility “Red Limit”

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If you’ve been watching Lionel Messi taking sick free kicks of late, you will have noticed the extremely crisp Red/White boots he has on his feet. In a slightly unusual move, Messi has been wearing a modified pair of 16.1 and not the ones branded as his “signature boots”. His signature boots would …

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Up Close – Nike Zoom Mercurial XI FK FC

  These are definitely not your conventional soccer footwear, but the ’98 Ronaldo remake, Nike Zoom Mercurial XI FK FC, is one of Nike’s latest creations that is well worth showcasing. What an incredibly suave design, combining Nike’s top soccer performance with a quality off pitch lifestyle look. We are talking the explosive …

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adidas Messi16+ Pureagility – The “Space Dust” Effect

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One of the unique aspects of Lionel Messi’s latest signature boots, whether it is these “Space Dust” or the even newer Red Limit Version, is how they stand out no matter what lighting you put them in. It is the extreme contrast between the darker space black upper and wild …

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Up Close – Puma evoPOWER 1.3 K

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Does it get better than the latest Puma evoPOWER 1.3 K release? I think not. Building off the popularity of their third evoPOWER release, Puma has produced a tummy tickler in this classicly inspired, pure blackout version. Not only do they look the part, but they also provide some extremely positive …

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adidas PURECHAOS “Stellar Pack” – What is so Different?

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There has been a lot of attention placed on the new adidas Stellar Pack in recent weeks (for more than one reason) with the X16+ PURECHAOS silo leading the way. Adidas has taken a slightly altered approach with this one, adding a modified design to the “light side of the moon” inspired boots. Right …

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Up Close – Puma evoSPEED Fresh in Red Blast/Puma Black

One of the most innovative boots released this year, the Puma evoSPEED Fresh is back in a distinctive new colorway. Puma list it as Red Blast/Puma Black, but the Black is actually more of a dark Navy Blue in person. One of the features of the evoSPEED Fresh series is that …

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Up Close – Nike Hypervenom Phantom II Neymar x Jordan

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They are back! Earlier this week, Nike re-released a limited number of the highly popular and super exclusive Nike Hypervenom NJR x JORDAN. It is a case of “back by popular demand” as the initial collaboration release sold out within hours. There is a touch of class about these, highlighted by exquisite detailing …

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Up Close – “Pitch Dark” Nike Superfly V

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Coming off our comprehensive review of the Nike Superfly V, it made sense to follow-up with an up close look at the second colorway release in the series. This Black/Total Crimson version was released as part of the Pitch Dark Pack and provides a stealthier look in the speed focused …

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Up Close – Nike Magista Obra 2 “Black Pack” Reaction

Magista Obra 2 Pitch Dark

Just released yesterday, we were lucky enough to get our hands on one of the very first pairs of the second Nike Magista Obra 2 colorway. Swaying right across the color spectrum, this release is vastly different from the intro version. Although it looks like a Blackout, the upper actually …

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Up Close – adidas Ace16+ PURECONTROL, Mercury Pack

Ace16+ Purecontrol Profile

As part of the recently released Mercury Pack, adidas introduced a Chrome version of Ace 16+ PURECONTROL. It is a standout look that is intended to take center stage on pitches at Euro 16. A Silver Shimmer style paint job is added across the upper of the world’s first high-performance laceless knit boot. …

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Up Close – Mizuno Wave Ignitus 4 MIJ

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The latest from Mizuno brings a touch of class with a splash of extreme attitude as the Wave Ignitus series takes on the “Made in Japan” label. If you a modern boot that oozes quality, the Wave Ignitus 4 MIJ is about as futuristic next generation as you will find. And …

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First Look – Under Armour Spotlight “Prototype”

UA Spotlight Prototype Released

Typically reserved for elite athletes, Under Armour treated us to a prototype pair and early access of their latest boot, UA Spotlight LE FG. Spotlight is a boot specifically designed for players that base their game on speed and acceleration, released with the tagline All Eyes on Speed. This prototype pair features a Blackout style …

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Puma evoSPEED SL – Green Grass in 3D

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When it comes to creative visual boot designs, Puma are not afraid to produce distinctive releases. One of the latest is this pair of Puma evoSPEED SL that feature a 3D Grass pattern across the upper. For those that remember the Puma V1.06 “Green Grass”, this is a modern reproduction with an …

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Up Close – Detailing the Nike Superfly “Radiant Reveal”

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As part of the Radiant Reveal pack, this latest Nike Mercurial Superfly colorway features a visual profile that allows them to truly stand out. The one thing we have learned about the Radiant Reveal pack to date is its all about bright lights with faded detailing. Here, it is a …

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